Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Christmas Cards

Hi All,

These cads are going to people at work also. One is more classic, and the other is more fun. Have a look...

For this card, I stamped the images first in Versamark on a Glossy White piece (5" x 3.75"), and then brayered over the entire piece with Sage Shadow ink (so the trees have resisted the ink). Then, I stamped one of the images again in Sage Shadow ink a little off to the side to fill up the sheet a bit more. Then, I stamped the two larger single trees in Always Artichoke ink and drew in snow with a white gel pen.

SS: Lovely As A Tree, Warmest Regards (retired)
CS: Soft Sky, Wintergreen Designer Paper
Ink: Versamark, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Corner Punch, White Gel Pen

To colour the next card, I used my Prisma Colour Pencils with the odourless mineral spirits and a blending stump. It makes the blending so smooth. I also used the old Holiday Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! (last year) and the In Color ribbons from last year too. Trying to get rid of some of this retired stuff.

SS: Crab & Company, Sandy Shells Wheel
CS: Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Retired Holiday Thyme Designer Papers
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa (sponging)
Other: Prisma Color Pencils, Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Holiday Card Making!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas is Coming!

Hello all,

I have 3 Christmas cards to show you this time. I will be giving these out at work this year.

SS: Peaceful Wishes
CS: Basic Grey, Brushed SIlver, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Silver Encore
Other: Tag Corner Punch, White Gel Pen, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Sponges, Wide White Organza Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

SS: Glad Tidings (sentiment only)
CS: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Mellow Moss & Handsome Hunter (trees), Real Red (Santa and Photo Corner)
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa & Soft Sky (sponging)
Other: Cricut machine with Doodlecharm Cartridge, Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Sponges

SS: The Snowflake Spot
CS: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Emboss Powder + Heat Gun, Ivory Organza Ribbon, Gold Cord, Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tis the Season!

Hi All,

Well, 'tis the seasons to start Christmas cards. I have one here with a new stamp set from Hanna Stamps called, you guessed it, 'Tis the Season. This girl is adorable! Here's the recipe:

SS: Tis the Season
CS: Real Red, Dashing Designer Paper, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, Ticket Corner Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

I have also made this Thinking of You card.

SS: Garden Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations, Sanded background
CS: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Sage Shadow
Other: Brads, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wrapping Up the Holidays Promotion

Hi All,

We have just got word of a new promotion from November 23-December 15, 2007. I will have more details on Friday, and will let you know:

Holiday Tag Bundle (item 112409) A new item created just for this promotion!This bundle includes several pre-cut pieces from the Holiday Glitz kit and makes 15 quick and easy toppers for gift giving.

Empty Accents and Elements Tin-3 Pack (item 112410) A new item chosen just for this promotion!

Tags for All Stamp Set* (item 110380) 20% off! (Current Mini Catalogue)

Hand Selected Accents & Elements (item 110228) 25% off!

Designer Gift Cards* (item 110264) 30% off! (Current Mini Catalogue)

Purely Pomegranate (item109863) and Chocolate Chip (item 109862) Satin Ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free! (Current Mini Catalogue)

*This item is from the current Holiday Mini Collection. Only this and other items indicated will be extended through the campaign period while supplies last. All other Holiday Mini items will be available until November 30.

These promotions will be perfect with November's free shipping!!! Just in time for Christmas gift giving.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Which Punches Go Where?

Have you ever am I supposed to know which punches co-ordinate with which stamp sets? Well, I found this list. I haven't cross-checked everything yet, but I hope you find some good info in here!

Scallop Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Glorious Garlands, Punch Pals, Double-Line Doodles, Wanted, Priceless, Big Flowers, Big Deal Alphabet, Looks Like Spring, Fabulous Flowers, Ginormous Flowers, Sweet Shapes, Illuminations, It’s Your Birthday, Warm Words, Pictograms, Short and Sweet, Sincere Salutations, All Holidays, Jumbo Alphabet, All About Occasions, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motifs, Sparkling Sayings, So Much, Fun & Fast Notes, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Tag Punches: Perfect Presentation, All About Occasions, Flakey Friends, Punch Pals, Be Happy, Tagger’s Dozen, Bundled in Love, Business Boosters

Designer Label Punch: Party Punch, Labelicious

Round Tab Punch: Party Punch, Office Accoutrement, Totally Tabs

1” Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts kit, Perfect Presentation, Glorious Garlands, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Genuine Articles, Business Boosters, Calendar Cues, On Board Blossoms and Basics

1 ¼” and/or 1 3/8” Circle Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Batty For You, Holiday Tag Team, Sparkling Sayings, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Big Flowers, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots Are Hot, Brocade Basics, Labelicious, Genuine Articles, Circle of Friendship, It’s All Good, Sporting

½” and/or ¾” Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Holiday Tag Team, Glorious Garlands, Cold Play, Snow Flurries, Merry Merry, Punch Pals, Forever in My Heart, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Please Come, Dot Spot background, Alphabits, Art by Design

1 ¼” and/or 1 3/8” Square Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Forever in My Heart, Sealed With a Kiss, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Tagger’s Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Glad Tidings, It’s All Good, Art by Design, Sporting, Business Boosters, It’s a Date

¾” Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calendar Cues

Large Oval Punch: I did it, many of the word sets

Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Wild West Alphabet, On Board Blossoms and Basics

5-Petal Flower Punch: In the Spotlight, Be Happy, Priceless, Simply Said, Looks Like Spring, Heartfelt Thanks, Ginormous Flowers, Office Accoutrement, Big Pieces, Cutie Pie Double Sided Paper, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Snow Blossom Punch: In the Spotlight, Simple Snowman, Wondrous Gift, Snowflake Spot, Merry Merry, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Snowfall, Be Happy

Spring Flower Bouquet Punch: Looks Like Spring

Three for You Punch: Three Thoughts Simply Sent kit, Punch Pals, Take Three, Three for You punch box

Word Window Punch: So Many Sayings, Block Party, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Everything Baby, Short & Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases

Friday, November 16, 2007

Doodle DVD Tin

Hello All,

I purchased this adorable DVD tin from the craft store and smothered it with Darling Doodles Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! I just traced around the lid, cut out the shape, glued it on with Crystal Effects, and sanded the edges after it dried. Then, I decorated with the other papers, and put my name on it. I coloured the flower from the Pretties Kit with Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate Ink (from the lids) and my aqua painter.

SS: Doodle This, Doodle That, Doodle Alphabet
CS: Darling Doodles Designer Paper, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White Craft
Other: Aqua Painter, Pretties Kit, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon